Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp comes out as gay

Noah Schnappwho plays closeted gay teen Will Byers on Netflix’s “Weird thingsI came out as gay.

in a video Spread On his TikTok account on Thursday, the 18-year-old actor wrote, “When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was ‘we know’ — over Schnapp lip-synching to an audio clip from TikTok.” Different someone Saying, “You know what was never? This is serious. It’s never been this serious. Quite frankly, it’s never going to be that serious.”

In the caption on his TikTok video, Schnapp wrote, “I think I’m more like Will than I thought.”

In July, after the final two episodes of the fourth season of “Stranger Things” came out, Schnapp has been confirmed to variety For the first time, Will Byers is gay and in love with his best friend, Mike (Finn Wolfhard).

“He’s always kind of been there, but you never really know, is he just growing slower than his friends?” Schnapp said. “Now that he’s older, they’ve made it something very real and obvious. Now it’s 100% clear that he’s gay and loves Mike.”

Will’s sexuality has been an open question since the first episode of “Stranger Things,” but Schnapp has always brushed aside questions about the character’s identity, Note Instead, the character was still “up to audience participation”. In his July interview with varietySchnapp said he wasn’t quite sure what “Stranger Things” creators Matt and Ross Duffer had in mind for Will, and once he did, he didn’t want to spoil the way the show unfolded the character’s journey in season four.

“I think it’s done so beautifully, because it’s so easy to suddenly make a character like her,” Schnapp said. “People have come up to me — I was just in Paris, and this 40-year-old guy came up to me and was like, ‘Wow, this character of Will made me feel so good. I am very attached to him. This is exactly what I was like as a kid. That just made me so happy to hear it. They write this real character and this real journey and real struggle and they do it really well.”

when variety Asked by Schnapp about how he brought attention to Will’s sexuality while he was still discovering himself, the actor pointed out all the tribulations the character faced over the course of the series.

“I think it’s all just part of the challenge of acting,” he said. “This isn’t just some one-class thing struggling to get out. This multifaceted trauma goes back to years ago, because he was taken in by the Demogorgon and then his friends, and they never acknowledged him, and now he’s scared to get out and doesn’t know if they’ll accept him.”

Netflix and the Duffers have announced that Season 5 of “Stranger Things” will wrap up the show, but there’s no confirmation yet on when production will begin on the season, let alone when it will premiere.

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